Posted March 11, 2011 7:49 am by with 21 comments

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on FacebookBuffer this page

It’s been almost 7 months since Google announced that you can make Google Voice calls from within your Gmail account.

It’s been almost 7 months of waiting and wondering just when exactly Google plans to add this feature for us Google Apps for Business users. You know, the ones that actually pay to use Google’s services?

You’d think that Google would have figured this out by now. But, no. Google Apps, despite being one of Google’s few premium subscription products, seems to be the red-headed step-child of new product features. We just don’t get these features added when Gmail does.

Adding salt to the wounds, we learn that Gmail users will now be able to click any telephone number in an email and call that number using Google Voice.

Well, isn’t that special!

Hey Google! When do us does this* Google Apps users get these shiny new features?

*It appears that I am among a small group of users that use Google Apps email to access to my Google Voice account, although my Google Voice account is not actually integrated with my Google Apps account. 🙁

  • matt

    Just make a FREE gmail account:

  • Mike

    Actually I already have Google Voice with my Google Apps for Business account. It was easy once the infrastructure change for all Google Apps. Now all I would like to see is extensions added to Google Voice.

      • Mike

        Actually that is a totally different issue than what was originally described in the first message. I was lucky in that I did not use my Google Apps account to create a regular Google account. My original Google Voice account was associated with an account and not account.

        Now on the non-profit Google Apps account, I do have that issue because I did use the account with a regular Google Voice account. That Google Voice account is currently not transitioned but I am still fully able to access the account and it does forward SMS and voice mails correctly.

    • If you’re looking for extensions on Google Voice, check out TellFi – we respect the fact that Google Voice has made a phone system that works at it’s simple set of features, but have expanded upon this with business class features on TellFi. Sign up for a free account at our site!

      [Disclaimer: I work at TellFi]

  • I had the same issue. i ended up abandoning the old one and setting up a new #. When you transitioned your account, your GV account should have been moved to a new Google Account you setup to fill in for the services that can’t be transitioned at this time, meaning you _should be able to create a new GV # with your Google Apps email address. I realize you probably want your old #; if that is the case than my solution is not a good one.

  • Carlos

    I had no problems with my google apps for business account and domain, all of our accounts were moved to the new infraestructure back in December last year. Since we are a spanish speaking country, we had to switch the language to English and voilá! My personal Gmail has also got this feature and never had a problem with any of them. Good luck!

  • I had a personal Google Voice associated with my Google Apps email address.

    I transitioned Google Apps within the control panel.

    This migrated my GV to a new Google ID.

    I put in a request with Google to move this Google Voice to my Google Apps account.

    It was done within a day.

    Within my Google Apps for Domains I am able to make calls out on my Google Voice account from within Google Talk.

  • Faiz

    I used to make calls through google telephony applet in my gmail account. It has suddenly disappeared since 11 march 2011. i dont know how to contact gmail for this. can anyone help me regarding this.

  • Samuel

    I will continue to use and for my calls…. Better rates, better funcions! And QuteComPortable for VoipApplication!

  • Samuel

    I will continue to use and for my calls…. Better rates, better funcions! And QuteCom Portable for VoipApplication!

  • Dan

    You can use the google voice call phone button in any country now.